Autumn treasures

Late summer merges into the mellow beauty of early autumn.

A single leaf flutters to the ground. Its clarity is a marvel. (Click each photo to enlarge.)

The dog meditates on the essence of leaves and all their passionate colours.

Autumn beauty is luminous…

Its fire and light brighten my world, while also bestowing on me a sense of serenity.

These are my autumn treasures. What are yours?

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70 responses

  1. Blu

    Conkers!

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    September 27, 2010 at 18:40

  2. gorgeous as can be. The last photo is dreamy and makes me want to walk right into it.

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    September 27, 2010 at 18:50

  3. I don’t know … Oscar looks like he is sleeping — not meditating!

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    September 27, 2010 at 19:03

  4. lilalia

    Meditating, sleeping, dreaming the time away… all the same. We don’t have any of those colours yet. Winter closes in more quickly in your neighbourhood.

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    September 27, 2010 at 19:20

  5. I have not made my post yet, but yours are beautiful.

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    September 27, 2010 at 19:29

  6. Seeing the changing colours of the leaves and stepping on the dry, dead leaves and listening to them crackle.
    Lovely colours of Autumn here, I love your last photo, it’s beautiful.

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    September 27, 2010 at 19:38

  7. Gorgeous!

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    September 27, 2010 at 19:56

  8. I love the colors of autumn. We don’t really get to experience the change of colors here as much as in other places.

    I linked to you today.

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    September 27, 2010 at 20:11

  9. Are all these photos taken by you? They’re brilliant – and I mean that in two ways. The clarity is awesome. I love my camera and taking pix but I have no talent for it. The only talent I have is knowing how to chuck out dross (i.e. 98% of the pix I take!) So I don’t go for artistic; I go for recording moments and family life and parties etc.

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    September 27, 2010 at 20:17

    • Oh, thank you for your kind words. I did take all of these photos – (nearly all of the photos on my blog are mine too).

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      September 27, 2010 at 20:21

  10. oh wow…your treasures are beautiful…love al the color in the leaves…pouring rain here so all my treasure is wet…smiles

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    September 27, 2010 at 20:24

  11. We don’t have any of those beautiful fall leaves yet!

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    September 27, 2010 at 20:33

  12. I think the colors are more vibrant in your country. I love it!

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    September 27, 2010 at 20:40

  13. He is very cute. The last shot is scenic.

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    September 27, 2010 at 21:02

  14. Your photos are stunning. The last one shows the essence of serenity. Our autumn colours are still developing. I think my autumn treasures are morning mists, the smell of rich damp earth and of course, the changing, brilliant colours.

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    September 27, 2010 at 21:05

  15. oooh, nice reflection in the last one!!!
    Hm.
    Autumn.
    At least I like the colour yellow?

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    September 27, 2010 at 21:10

  16. Incredible captures as always! Love the rich color of the leaves! We are beginning to see a few of the lovely colored leaves here, too. Love the meditating Oscar! You are getting better and better and I look forward to your photos each week! Enjoy the beauty and have a great week!

    Sylvia

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    September 27, 2010 at 21:13

  17. Gotta love a dog that appreciates Nature’s beauty! 🙂

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    September 27, 2010 at 21:15

  18. LadyFi: Your world is full of wonderful colors.

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    September 27, 2010 at 21:20

  19. oh my…i just love the last one!!

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    September 27, 2010 at 22:08

  20. Looks like you’re well on your way to autumn. love that doggie image.

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    September 27, 2010 at 22:28

  21. I love the picture of the dog meditating!

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    September 27, 2010 at 22:38

  22. Beautiful images. We are a few weeks yet from Fall color.

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    September 27, 2010 at 22:44

  23. i love autumn colours and those are beautifully captured.

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    September 27, 2010 at 22:49

  24. Clive

    Fabulous autumn photos …

    Has encouraged me to get out there and enjoy some of the autumn colour around us as well.

    Collecting conkers is absolutely Murray’s favourite autumn activity – his excitment every day at the moment when he finds some is huge!

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    September 27, 2010 at 23:42

  25. Maggie May

    Your photos are magnificent. Love fiery red maple leaves.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    September 28, 2010 at 00:04

  26. What an amazing series of photographs. I love them all but I think the one with that beautiful dog is my favorite. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ve enjoyed my visit very much.
    An English Girl Rambles

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    September 28, 2010 at 01:17

  27. Al

    Fantastic shots, the colors of those leaves are amazing. That lake is stunning.

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    September 28, 2010 at 01:24

  28. Your autumn colors and photos are beautiful. It should be autumn here, but it was near 90 F today. I’m looking forward to the Aspens turning gold.
    Oscar has his own beautiful autumn color.

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    September 28, 2010 at 01:29

  29. You are so clever. These pics are perfect. That Oscar is so special…I do believe he is meditating!

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    September 28, 2010 at 02:36

  30. your puppy is such a sweet, beautiful words to go with fantantic photos

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    September 28, 2010 at 02:47

  31. You take truly wonderful shots. 🙂

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    September 28, 2010 at 02:55

  32. Catherine

    beautiful first image…a season I miss here

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    September 28, 2010 at 03:26

  33. Thanks for feeding my soul.

    “A single leaf flutters to the ground. Its clarity is a marvel.”

    *Sigh*

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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    September 28, 2010 at 03:54

  34. Beautiful! I love the focus on the single leaf.

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    September 28, 2010 at 04:15

  35. Wonderful colours, super photography, and I love your dog.

    Kay
    Alberta, Canada

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    September 28, 2010 at 04:42

  36. The leaves, color, light–gorgeous!

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    September 28, 2010 at 04:42

  37. Don’t you just love the autumn colors? These photo’s of yours are beautiful. Once again your dog reminds me so much of mine. It causes me to remember jumping into the piles of leaves with my dog and my now grown children, when they were growing up.

    My Autumn treasures are the beautiful changes in everything…the cooler weather, the smell of campfires, the looks of the fields as the farmers work at harvesting, the fresh smells and the beautiful colors that are just amazing and breath taking.

    Thanks for sharing your Autumn treasures! 🙂 XX

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    September 28, 2010 at 05:16

  38. One Fall, and only one Fall, I was in London for a week. It was magical.
    I do think falling leaves are the most beautiful things ever- we don’t have them in India, unfortunately.

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    September 28, 2010 at 05:49

  39. This is the autumn I remember from my youth in the Midwest. It’s perfect. Thanks for sharing your fall colors.
    jj

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    September 28, 2010 at 05:53

  40. all so beautiful!!

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    September 28, 2010 at 06:18

  41. The smell of autumn is one of the greatest smells on the earth.
    There is some secure in it…. hard to explain but it just makes me feel safe.

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    September 28, 2010 at 07:11

  42. The leaves, color, light–gorgeous!

    have a nice week

    Bram

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    September 28, 2010 at 07:16

  43. i love the expression on your dog’s face. so adorable!:p
    gorgeous fall colors.

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    September 28, 2010 at 09:03

  44. That’s what I like about autumn: the leaves look like gold! You have got there some very beautiful examples!

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    September 28, 2010 at 10:01

  45. Lovely!

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    September 28, 2010 at 10:43

  46. Walking through fallen leaves, kicking them into the air and watching them drift back to earth…

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    September 28, 2010 at 11:25

  47. those leaves are awesome looking! haven’t seen a whole lot of color change here yet. LOVE the pup picture, what a sweetheart!

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    September 28, 2010 at 15:26

  48. the colours are amazing.

    thanks so much for stopping by my necessary room and leaving such sweet notes.

    one love.

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    September 28, 2010 at 15:28

  49. I love, love, LOVE those colours. Gorgeous.

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    September 28, 2010 at 16:36

  50. Pam

    You have beautiful fall colors already. We don’t get much fall color here in Florida.

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    September 28, 2010 at 17:10

  51. Brilliant is what first entered my mind! Oscar really does look like he’s saying “Ommmmmm”….. I like seeing your lake change with the seasons.

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    September 28, 2010 at 17:26

  52. I hope you have your own fall frolic!

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    September 28, 2010 at 19:55

  53. Don

    Art falls from every tree!

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    September 28, 2010 at 22:23

  54. Lew

    Your fall is off to a beautiful start! The sky and water is indeed a serene picture.

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    September 29, 2010 at 01:15

  55. such beautiful autumn colors! the one with the hiding face got me smiling:) have a good week!

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    September 29, 2010 at 05:19

  56. Gorgeous photos! I love autumn! The season has just started to turn from summer to autumn here. Can’t wait for the leaves to color here, too 😀

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    September 29, 2010 at 08:40

  57. I have no autumn treasures ! I hate autumn and all these falling leaves make me sad ! Winter is arriving. I like you dog, he looks as if he has the same opinion as me, lol !

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    September 29, 2010 at 09:57

    • Oh, so sorry to hear that you don’t enjoy autumn. For me, it’s like spring – but with leaves!

      And I like winter too – nature winds down and takes a much needed rest…

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      September 29, 2010 at 10:06

  58. Jen

    The crisp feeling in the air….the falling leaves. The colors.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    September 29, 2010 at 16:14

  59. I love all types of peanut butter.

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    September 29, 2010 at 20:18

  60. Amy

    I see we are two girls who appreciate the incredible beauty of fall!!! Your photos are fabulous Fi!!! I LOOOOOVE your dog…he’s precious…

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    September 29, 2010 at 20:21

  61. Oh Lady Fi..these are awesome! Oscar looks a bit dreaming whilst he meditates!
    Someone beautiful is hiding behind that most beautiful leaf..it is almost a mask!
    Your last photo sums it all up as most of your treasures are in that photo..well done..bravo! 🙂

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    September 30, 2010 at 04:28

  62. Great colors and wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing

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    September 30, 2010 at 07:20

  63. I LOVE the gorgeous colours of these photos. Each one has the beauty of autumn written all over it. Your more recent Skywatch post is beautiful too! Have a beautiful weekend.

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    September 30, 2010 at 19:13

  64. I will have to just enjoy yours as we don’t get a real autumn here in California. Those photos are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them.

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    September 30, 2010 at 19:25

  65. The brilliance of the leaves is amazing.. the pooch – adorable.

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    October 1, 2010 at 22:39

  66. Mu autumn treasures? About the same as yours! Love those leaves.

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    October 2, 2010 at 12:35

  67. Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, easing us into the cold purity of winter.
    Love the red leaves, and the dog contemplating them.

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    October 4, 2010 at 16:53

  68. Wow, these really are treasures. Better, to me, than diamonds and gold. I love the fall colours, they are as inspiring to me as seeing the first green in the spring.

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    October 9, 2010 at 03:47

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